Chapman Community at Kohl
“Service learning in Chapman really opened my eyes to a whole new level of humanity…some things can’t be taught in books.”
Service-learning—step up to make a difference in our program recognized two years in a row (2010 and 2011) by U.S.News and World Report as a high impact undergraduate program. You do volunteer work out in the community informed by background reading & focused classroom reflection on that work. This involvement will help you to be successful and happy in your first year. You can also plan ahead to engage in semester and summer service-learning programs in places like Thailand, Italy, Jamaica, Spain, Ireland, France and India in a study abroad program endorsed by Chapman.
Most service-learning courses are one-credit, so they fit into any schedule. You choose from exciting hands-on opportunities, including domestic violence awareness, pet rescue and adoption, art with homeless children and teens, environmental reclamation in a local nature preserve, assisting adults and children with cognitive and physical disabilities, a comic book literacy program with at-risk grade-schoolers, Red Cross disaster relief, a clothing distribution center, and serving a weekly community meal for hungry families. We arrange all the transportation in our Chapman van or busses.
You design direct fundraising, volunteer work, and awareness projects. Future employers will value your community service experience. BGSU’s Chapman Learning Community links all 200 of you with Ohio community partners in the cities of Bowling Green, Toledo, or Perrysburg. Community Partners are local civic leaders who team up with Chapman @ Kohl faculty and who often involve you in their organizations through employment, internships, and as representatives on governing boards.